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When three sisters overhear their father's overwhelming deal to sell them into prostitution, they immediately take fate into their own hands in search of their own destiny. They embark on a powerful and compelling journey that takes root in the exotic realm of the Caribbean island of Labadee, later to spring fully fledged in the glamorous cosmopolitan city of New York. Out ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 6th 2014 by Authorhouse
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M.P. Gunderson
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ricot tells with intensity and depth a harrowing tale of sex trafficking, domestic unrest, and corruption in Sahara. The style is turbulent, terse, and vivid without sounding turgid or overwrought. We have a sense here of being pulled through the book, as if we are being caught up in tornado. There are some clear hints of Toni Morrison in her writing. Sahara finds herself eventually involved in American politics, which resembles very similarly, at least in its lack of ethics, the background from ...more
Michael Mulvihill
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Griping, wonderful, I could not put this book down

So how does a story, set initially in Labadee, Haiti, that stems at its root from sexual slave trafficking end up feeling like such films as “Scarface”, “Babel”? It also feels like a latter day story of our present day political climate producing the slow kill of civil rights in USA post 9/11? We can identify with the climate produced in the book that speaks of the hyper paranoid mentality of the boogie man from the east? I do believe what we hav
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Derek White
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*A Copy of this Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*
The adventures of Sahara make a truly gripping read and it is one of those tales where (i) you don’t want it to end and (ii) you can never guess what is going to happen next or work out how she will get out of the various scrapes she manages to get in to.
I found the mixture of fact and fiction where real life characters played their part in her life fascinating and believably handled (e.g. with Bill Clinton and O
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Catherine
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Another awesome goodreads win! This was a great book....I loved the plots,the characters,everything!It's also a book that makes you think and opens your eyes a little more to the events in the world around us.
Amy
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Political satire and intrigue mixed strongly with commentary on a woman's place and voice in various societies today was not what I expected when I first picked up this book. But it was so well done that it snuck up on me. Truly a "can't put down" read.
Sharron
Apr 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Couldn't put it down.
Philip
This book is a little all over the place, in both style of storytelling and plot. The writing style also took me a while to get used to. There are comedic elements, romance, modern-historical figures and a dark tale of abuse and the human condition. Mix in cavorting with terrorists ex-presidents, mafiosi and drug running with revolutionary politics. There are very many good ideas and potentials for plots to mean I liked it. In the end though I was a little dissatisfied, I wanted more in an easie ...more
Gina
May 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
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I received this book as a first read. It was slow paced. The story was very disjointed and failed to flow. There was a lot of jumping around. There wasn't much character development so it was hard to get attached to any of the characters. The story itself was also very scattershot.
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Born in Haiti, award-winning author Angella Ricot immigrated to the United States over twenty years ago. A graduate of the University of South Florida, she was trained in both psychology and the medical sciences. She has appeared in the Miami Times and in the New York Caribbean newspapers. Her first book, Mirror of Souls, was released in 2004, with subsequent works pending publication. AngellaRico ...more

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